The PCA Scoop
Weekly Family Update
Week of January 11th, 2021
In This Week's Edition
✦ Quade - 6th Grade
✦ Student Spotlight Entry Survey
✦ January Workshop
✦ Kids Inventor's Day
✦ Discovery Day: January and February
✦ Homeschool Tips Week in the PCA Facebook Group
✦ Enrichment Returns
✦ New Intervention Website
✦ Dual Language Conference - Save the Date
✦ Writer's Workshop
✦ Social-Emotional Support: Mindset Mondays
✦ High School Hangouts
✦ ChoicePlus Academy - Spring Semester
✦ Scholarship Opportunities
✦ UC Admissions
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January Workshop for 3rd - 5th Grade
Kids Inventor's Day
Discovery Day is ready to kick off 2021 with more exciting activities! Although it is our hope that some Discovery Day events will be in-person in the future, we remain virtual for the time being.
What is Discovery Day?
- FREE TK-8 educational, interactive, & hands-on virtual workshops led by PCA teachers.
- Opportunity for students to make consistent connections with PCA teachers & peers in their general area.
- Each Discovery Day community offers 4 virtual workshops & 1 class party during January & February.
What will students learn?
Students will experience a new learning theme each month. Check out our Jan/Feb Discovery Day Catalog for more details.
- January: "Meet the Artists" - Learn about famous artists & create art pieces using their trademark styles! (See flyer)
- February: "Food Science" - Enjoy some simple science activities that involve common food items! (See flyer)
How to Register:
We encourage families to register for a Discovery Day community based on your student's grade and nearest location in order to make connections with consistent teachers & peers in your area. However, families may register with another community if that works better for their schedules. Please refer to the Jan/Feb Schedule for a list of communities & mark your calendars.
January & February Registration
All NEW and RETURNING Discovery Day families who wish to start or continue with us in January & February need to complete this form for each student. Sign up HERE.
You can expect a teacher from your selected Discovery Day community to email you a Zoom link & list of materials approximately 1 week prior to the workshop and/or 1 day before the workshop. If you have not received a Discovery Day email before the workshop, please check your spam folder first and then contact your HST for assistance. If you register less than 48 hrs before the workshop, you may not receive the Zoom link & information in time. As a result, you can either wait for the next workshop or contact your HST for the information.
If you are new to Discovery Day and want to join us now for the remainder of December's Winter Wonder STEM, please use the December Discovery Day sign up form as well. If you are already enrolled, there is no need to sign up again for December. However, please be sure to complete the January & February form above if you would like to continue with us after winter break.
We hope to see you soon! Please reach out to your HST if you have questions.
Homeschool Tips Week in the PCA Facebook Group
New Intervention Website
Here is the link to our NEW South Schools Intervention Website:
You now have access to our highly anticipated Tier 1 Intervention Programs for Reading to replace our Lively Letters and Sight Words You Can See Videos. In addition to that you will still see our ODI Math Videos, SEL/Growth Mindset Resources, and our Writer’s Workshop Video Lessons.
Please remember to update the link in your bookmarks!
High School Hangouts
ChoicePlus Academy - Spring Semester
Students who wish to attend a UC must fulfill A-G requirements in order to be eligible for admission. For more information on A-G requirements visit the University of California Admissions page. Each UC campus provides a variety of virtual events where you can ask questions and engage with each school’s admissions department. You can find more information on virtual events at each campus via the following links:
For those students interested in attending a UC, be sure to fulfill your A-G requirements. If you’re not sure if you’ll meet the requirements, you can touch base with your academic counselor to design an educational path that will prepare you for UC eligibility.